Dear Friends, – particularly those living in the U.K.
A quick note! Many of you may have watched the programme in prime time last night on BB1 called “Call the Midwife.” It depicted a Christian Science mother having a baby and the ensuing difficulties she encountered. The Christian Science textbook was clearly seen under her hand as she gave birth.
I understand that the Committee on Publication did not have any control over the content of this programme, but the producers did call the office for information.
Although the depiction of Christian Science might not have been as we would have liked, let us be grateful that the words Christian Science were mentioned and that the Textbook was seen.
For the rest, I have been knowing that there is ONLY one Mind, as this week’s lesson brings out so clearly, and that divine Mind is sending out only angels, – “God’s thoughts passing to man.” All that anyone can see or hear are angels, and each one of God’s ideas has spiritual sense to hear and see only those divine messages.
The Bible tells us:
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. Ps 76:10
Our Leader has some interesting words in connection with this Bible passages. Here are some of them:
…mental malpractice would disgrace Mind-healing, were it not that God overrules it, and causes “the wrath of man”to praise Him. Mis 41:5-7
….counsel each other to work out his own salvation, without fear or doubt, knowing that God will make the wrath of man to praise Him, and that the remainder thereof He will restrain. No 8:11-15
Again she writes:
The domination of good destroys the sense of evil. To illustrate: It seems a great evil to belie and belittle Christian Science, and persecute a Cause which is healing its thousands and rapidly diminishing the percentage of sin. But reduce this evil to its lowest terms, nothing, and slander loses its power to harm; for even the wrath of man shall praise Him. The reduction of evil, in Science, gives the dominance to God, and must lead us to bless those who curse, that thus we may overcome evil with good. No 32:22
Robert Ingersoll’s attempt to convict the Scriptures of inconsistency made his life an abject failure. Happily, the misquoting of “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” or quoting sentences or paragraphs torn from their necessary contexts, may serve to call attention to that book, and thus reveal truths which otherwise the reader would not have sought. Surely “the wrath of man shall praise Thee.” My 110:28
I am patient with the newspaper wares and the present schoolboy epithets and attacks of a portion of Christendom:
(1) Because I sympathize with their ignorance of Christian Science:
(2) Because I know that no Christian can or does understand this Science and not love it:
(3) Because these attacks afford opportunity for explaining Christian Science:
(4) Because it is written: “The wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain.”
12 Rest assured that the injustice done by press and pulpit to this denomination of Christians will cease, when it no longer blesses this denomination. “This I know; for God is for me” (Psalms). And in the words of St. Paul, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” My 51:1-16
The way to help in situations like this is to know that this is the Church of CHRIST, not the church of Christian Scientists, and it is Christ that is in charge of the church, protecting the church, and delivering the church from every false opinion.
Don’t stand aghast at nothingness, but replace it with the ALLNESS of divine Mind and its infinite manifestation.
With such tender love